Obituary: Terry Wayne Bates


Funeral service for Terry Wayne Bates, age 68, of Cullman, will be Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel. Family will welcome friends from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Interment will be held at Bowman’s Chapel cemetery.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

Mr. Bates passed from this life on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. He was born Dec. 14, 1954 to Floyd Donald Bates and Emma Jane Drinkard Bates.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Johns Bates.

He is survived by his son, Nicholas (Lori) Bates; brother, Randy (Glenda) Bates, Gary Bates, Ricky (Peggy) Bates; sister, Sheila (Krandell) Holloway; grandchild, Wilder Bates; nieces and nephews; family and friends.

Terry enjoyed hunting and owned his own business for many years.

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